This document explains Transfer Appliance pricing details.
Pricing for Transfer Appliance includes the following items:
- You pay a usage fee for Transfer Appliance, which includes a certain number of free days of onsite usage. You get 10 free days for the 100 terabyte (TB) appliance and 25 free days for the 480 TB appliance.
- Only weekdays count towards usage. The usage period starts the day after you receive Transfer Appliance. The usage period ends the day before you have Transfer Appliance picked up for return shipment.
- You pay shipping costs for Transfer Appliance, based on the standard carrier rates for your location and the shipping option you choose. Shipping costs are an important consideration, as shipping one 480 TB appliance is typically 70% cheaper than shipping five 100 TB appliances. Google will work with you to choose the best option based on your needs.
- If you keep the appliance for longer than the allotted free days, you incur a late fee.
- You pay no fees to move your data from Transfer Appliance into a staging bucket in Cloud Storage. You pay $0.02 per GB per month for the data stored in the staging bucket. Once you rehydrate your data into your destination bucket and confirm that it is complete and accurate, Transfer Appliance team will delete the staging bucket.
- You pay the associated monthly storage and operations costs for the data in your destination bucket. For more information, see Cloud Storage Pricing.
- You pay for the Compute Engine virtual machine (VM) hosting the Rehydrator application that you use to rehydrate your data once it is uploaded into Cloud Storage. For more information, see Compute Engine Pricing.
- You will incur operations costs, specifically Class A request charges associated with the creation of objects in your destination buckets.
The table below describes the fees associated with the different types of appliances.
|Fees||100 Terabyte Transfer Appliance||480 Terabyte Transfer Appliance|
|Late fee||$30 per day||$90 per day|
|Shipping fee||Variable, based on the standard carrier rates to and from your location, and the shipping option you choose. 2-day shipping typically starts around $500.||Variable, based on the standard carrier rates to and from your location and the shipping option you choose. Freight shipping typically starts around $900.|
For a 480 TB Transfer Appliance that you return during the allotted usage period and that runs $900 in total shipping costs, you would pay $2700.
For a 100 TB Transfer Appliance that you keep 2 weekdays beyond the allotted usage period and that runs $500 in total shipping costs, you would pay $860.